break out the fur pants

Well, the short-sleeve shirts are resting comfortably in a drawer, and the long sleeves and fur (i.e., polarfleece) pants are getting some usage. The move went pretty smoothly, and the glitches were few. The first glitch? We reserved a 24′ truck, but UHaul supposedly couldn’t find one, so we were stuck with a 17′ truck with a trailer!
I hired some “labor service” guys to help load the truck:

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They were an immense help, but they dropped my Steelcase desk and broke off one of the legs. They also busted a knob on the washing machine!
Oh, empty house!
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Here’s Peter’s dad finishing off the Manhattan Glacier pear caramel ice cream after a long day’s work:
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Peter’s parents in front of our house. Bye, California!
I didn’t take any photos along the way, and I haven’t taken any photos of the new house, really. There’s much work to be done on it. It was built in 1920, and I think the previous owner lived here a LONG LONG time. More later!

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13 Responses to break out the fur pants

  1. Daphne says:

    I don’t know what it is about UHaul that makes them total flakes and sucky to work with. Ugh.
    Peter’s dad must have been sad to see you go. He deserved the ice cream. And your old house looks beautiful. How did you keep the floors so nice?!?

  2. Marie says:

    What is it about moving guys? They always seem to break something! I’m glad that otherwise the move went ok and I hope you enjoyed Lost and your cookies! :-)

  3. Christine in Los Angeles says:

    Does Deedle have a polar-fleece coat, for the cooler-than-California weather ??
    Enjoy your new home … but WHY did you leave the land of sunshine ??
    God bless,

  4. Heidi says:

    Hey! We had the same problem: we reserved a 15′ and ended up with two 10′ trucks. Double the gas…not good. We rented from Budget though.
    Good luck with all the unpacking and projects at the new place!

  5. Peggy says:

    Deedle might look casual and unconcerned, but we all know she’s positioned herself to accept any ice cream that might somehow find its way to her!

  6. Kay says:

    O empty house! But so fun to have a 1920s house to fix up. Well, it’ll be fun afterwards! I live in a 1920s apartment that still has th original closets with scallop-trimmed shelves. (They must go, as they smell of 85 years of other people’s coats hanging in them, but still they are cute.) xoxo Kay

  7. Becca says:

    Yay for real fall, and sweater weather! Glad you made it mostly in one piece!

  8. amineko says:

    mr palmer is a cutie. but he’s no match for deedles the best basenji in the whole world.

  9. Kathy says:

    Well, you have to take pictures-we need the before and after. Welcome to Portland from a long-time blog stalker. You got here just in time for the rain!
    On another note, any idea why my bookmark for schmeebot now takes me to Will Rice College?

  10. Laurie says:

    I’m really enjoying all of the documentation of your move! It sounds like you’ll have you hands full with the new house. :)

  11. jungs says:

    that’s a pretty nice house you left in cali. looking forward to see what you do with the new house.

  12. Amber Lee says:

    Hi! I got your comment on my blog. When I moved I so wanted to hire those “men” but I forced my boyfriend into service instead. So, are you in Portland, like Portland Oregon. If so, nice weather, huh? :).. I’m an hour south of there.

  13. Adrienne says:

    Glad that the move went okay. That is too bad about the damage to your washing machine and your fancy desk! At least the people and dog didn’t get hurt! I’m excited to see photos of the new house. I can’t wait to see when it is transformed by the one and only Supereggplant!

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